Jack House
The Jack House, 1957 / Photo: Michael Wee
“The tiled area was originally an external space [terrace] but, as the needs of the family grew, it was enclosed to create another room.” 50/60/70 Iconic Australian Houses, by Karen McCartney, p78. (Sydney Living Museum)

Site Overview

site name:
Jack House
Russell Jack, Pamela Jack
(Allen Jack + Cottier)
date of commission:
date of completion:
62 Boundary Road, Wahroonga, NSW
Residential / Houses (RES)
protection status:
– NSW State Heritage Inventory
– DOCOMOMO Australia Register
1957 – winner of the Sulman Medal for Domestic design / RAIA (NSW).


Architecture in Australia, July/September 1958 (pp. 76–78)
Karen McCartney, 50/60/70: Iconic Australian Houses (Murdoch Books, 2007).
Peter Salhani, Jack House (1956) revisited, Houses, February 2011 (Published online: 23 Oct 2012)

NSW State Heritage Inventory:

NSW State Heritage Record: Statement of Significance: Reasons for listing; architectural, state significance. / Notable integration of house and site. House won Sulman Award in 1957 – source letter dated 16/04/88, file 3/0152, Vol 2, fol 143 / Modification: Altered or extended unsympathetically.